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February 21, 2018

The GOP Is Lying About Conor Lamb

Yea, how is that a surprise?

You've seen the ad on your TEEVEE. It's the one from the Congressional Leadership Fund that contains this bit of fake news about how Lamb worked in the Obama Administration:
...that negotiated the Iranian deal that gave billions to the leading funder of terrorism.
Um, they do know that when that money was returned to Iran in 2016, Conor Lamb was working as an Assistant District Attorney for Western Pennsylvania and had nothing to do with the deal, right?

Lie #1

And about that word "gave" that they use, they do know it's only half of the more factually correct term "gave back" right? (And that's not counting the interest) - take a look, this is from Reuters:
The United States and Iran on Sunday settled a longstanding claim at the Hague, releasing to Tehran $400 million in funds frozen since 1981 plus $1.3 billion in interest, the State Department said.

The funds were part of a trust fund once used by Iran to purchase military equipment from the United States but which was tied up for decades in litigation at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.
Lie #2
 
Wow two big lies in one little sentence! How much more dishonest can the Trump-defending republicans be?

Sadly, whenever we think Trump's GOP has hit rock bottom in terms of decency/honesty/whatever, they jackhammer their way to even deeper depths of crap.

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